Vermont Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-VT)
In Vermont, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a Utility Right-of-Way from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources if the proposed project will be located in, on, or above state owned real property. A developer may also need a Highway Right-of-Way Permit from the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|State Land Right of Way Agency:||Vermont Agency of Natural Resources|
|State Land Right of Way Process:||A developer may need to obtain a Utility Right-of-Way from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) before constructing utility lines within or near a state land right-of-way. Agency of Natural Resources Policy: Use of State Lands.|
|State Highway Right of Way Agency:||Vermont Agency of Transportation|
|State Highway Right of Way Process:||A developer must obtain a Highway Right-of-Way Permit from the Vermont Agency of Transportation prior to initiating construction of a project, if any portion of the project, including roads, power lines, or pipelines, will cross over or occupy any party of a state highway right-of-way or adjacent property affecting the drainage of a state highway right-of-way. 19 V.S.A. § 1(20).|
|Eminent Domain:||An electric company may only take land necessary for construction of transmission lines by eminent domain with the approval of the Vermont Public Utility Commission. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 30, § 248(a)(2)(B).|
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